Kristen Stewart, the somewhat expressionless actress known for playing Pants in the Twilight saga, has long been rumored to be dating co-star Robert Pattinson.
Since Pattinson took on the role of Edward, he has been hugely popular with the many screaming, fervent fans of the Twilight films. (Note: someone even invented a chillable Twilight dildo to partially replicate the undead sex experience.) So while news that the two are hot and heavy may not be a surprise, it’s also a big deal to Twilight fangirls.
In a recent interview, Stewart responded to a question about England by saying “my boyfriend’s British,” and then realized her slip. When pressed about it the next day, she admitted that she meant for the comment to be off the record, but that its easily confirmed she and Pattinson are an item:
“I never would have said that if I knew you were interviewing me,… So much of my life is so easily Googled. I mean, it’s like, ‘Come on guys, it’s so obvious!'”
“I don’t think you realize what a big deal it is for people. Well, it is a big deal. They would be ‘Oh. My. God.’ There would also be still a 50/50 split… Some people would still be, ‘See, told you they’re not together.'”
The actress explains her reticence, and says that discussing her relationship has no palpable return for herself or her fella:
“I’m selfish. I’m like, ‘That’s mine!’ And I like to keep whatever is mine remaining that way. It’s a funny little game to play and it’s a slippery slope. I always say to myself I’m never going to give anything away because there’s never any point or benefit for me.”
Breaking Dawn is out on November 18th in theaters.